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Jay Z recalls his drug-dealing past — all about 'surviving'

There’s word Chris Brown is chuckling about the upcoming Vanity Fair cover story — in which Jay Z says a lot about his drug-dealing past, and makes no apologies for it. BZ readers will remember the item I ran on Sept. 24, where the R&B star complained in a Jet magazine interview — grousing that he was continually zinged for is past mistakes, but Jay Z’s drug dealer past — plus stabbing assault on another rapper — was constantly overlooked, now that Jay Z has become such a huge music mogul.

In the new Vanity Fair story, Jay Z talks about a lot of things, including his wife, Beyonce, beloved little daughter Blue Ivy, and his early years growing up in the tough projects in Brooklyn.

Jay Z claimed he never used crack cocaine, though he did sell it, but said that at the time he felt no guilt for presumably ruining other people’s lives by feeding their addictions.

“In the beginning, I was thinking about surviving. I was thinking about improving my situation. I was thinking about buying clothes.”